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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Haptics Experience Lab is looking for a developer for the development of the Haptiverse research platform

The Haptics Experience Lab is seeking a full stack developer to rebuild the Haptiverse platform from scratch within a project timeline of 1.5 to 2 months. The developer should have experience with both front-end and back-end technologies, databases, DevOps skills, communication skills, and experience with support and maintenance. The developer will be provided design/assets and any support as needed. There’s a requirement document and a preliminary database architecture available.


Friday, February 10, 2023

Dr. Oliver Schneider is Seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher for the Haptic Experience (HX) Lab!

The Haptic Experience (HX) Lab is seeking a post-doctoral scholar to assist with a variety of projects involving haptics, physical interactive technology, and human-computer interaction. There is a great deal of flexibility in the topic, as the post-doc will be able to manage existing projects while having the opportunity to further their own research agenda. There will be ample opportunity for student mentorship, grant writing, and lab management experience in addition to core research activities.

Monday, January 16, 2023

The Games Institute secures $50,000 of funding for Esports Scholarship Program

A woman sits in front of a computer using a mouse and head set

The University of Waterloo Games Institute has secured $25,000 of funding per year over two years from the Ontario government to provide scholarships to students pursuing careers in the gaming and esports industries. The successful application was an interdisciplinary collaborative effort between the Games Institute (GI) and the faculties of Arts, Health, Math, Engineering, and Science.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Fifteen Funded Postdoctoral Opportunities Available at the University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo has announced the following 15 funded postdoctoral positions, including five specific positions for Black and Indigenous scholars.

Applications are open now to scholars from any discipline and are due December 1st. Applicants may choose from one of the three programs listed below.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

GI members Emily Shiu, Karthik Prasad, and team “Pragmatica” participate in the Velocity’s Concept Funding Grant Finals

The Velocity Concept Funding Grant Finals took place on July 14th, both virtually and in person at the Student Life Center. Out of 49 total applicants, 9 teams of students compete for four $5,000 funding awards for their innovative projects. While the competition finals are normally eight teams, this year the judges decided nine was necessary due to the high quality of the competitors.

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